Jude the Obscure

Jude the Obscure

Book - 1992
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"Jude Fawley, an impoverished stonemason, aspires to the ministry and fails to fulfill the opposite expectations of the two women he loves in Victorian society." *** "Marriage, the Church of England, and the British university system all come under criticism in a story about two cousins who love each other and want to improve their lot in life." *** "In this haunting love story, a couple who have each fled a previous marriage find love and fulfillment together, only to have tragedy overwhelm them." *** "Both having left earlier marriages, Jude Fawley and Sue Brideshead find happiness in their relationship. Ironically, when tragedy tests their union, it is Sue, the modern emancipated woman, who proves unequal to the challenge."
Publisher: New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, c1992
ISBN: 9780679409939
Characteristics: xxxvii, 518 p. : map ; 21 cm

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BertBailey
Apr 07, 2014

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/apr/07/100-best-novels-jude-obscure-thomas-hardy

RoninDRE May 13, 2013

This was an excellent work, and enjoyable to read, with thought-provoking subject matter, though somewhat slow to start.

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phantomas
May 26, 2017

“I have read two books of the Iliad, besides being pretty familiar with passages such as the speech of Phoenix in the ninth book, the fight of Hector and Ajax in the fourteenth, the appearance of Achilles unarmed and his heavenly armour in the eighteenth, and the funeral games in the twenty-third. I have also done some Hesiod, a little scrap of Thucydides, and a lot of the Greek Testament.... I wish there was only one dialect, all the same."
“I have done some mathematics, including the first six and the eleventh and twelfth books of Euclid; and algebra as far as simple equations."
(part one, at Marygreen, section 6)

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mcollett
Jun 17, 2011

"Do not do an immoral thing for moral reasons."

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